Penned by Nicole Ellan James
Blackwing is an identifier of mythical birds, expensive pencils, the 4.2-liter twin turbo V8 engine that powered the CT6 and CT6-V, and the moniker for the most current pair of Cadillac overall performance sedans. Blackwing will come from the initial Cadillac crest, which highlighted the Merlette, a mythical black fowl devoid of feet. This crest arrives from the founder of Detroit, Michigan: Antoine De La Mothe Cadillac. Nowadays, Cadillac suggests the Blackwing name denotes “the incredibly maximum regular of execution.”
This name is also special to the V-Series Cadillacs, which debuted as part of a rebranding training in the early 2000s. General Motors’ goal was to bring Cadillac again as the “Normal of the World” with a new “Art and Science” style that would enter it into immediate competitiveness with Stuttgart and Bavaria’s standard marks, particularly people appointed with their letter designations like AMG, M and RS.
The to start with-ever V-Series product of the Cadillac manufacturer arrived in 2004 with the CTS. The debut took place at Germany’s famed Nürburgring racecourse. It was a initial for Cadillac, but the CTS-V was a Cadillac like no other. At 400 horsepower, it was the most highly effective auto the manufacturer experienced at any time manufactured, and was only available with a guide transmission.
The business chose the letter “V” to honor write-up-Earth War II Cadillacs. These vehicles had a V-shaped ornament underneath their topped wreath logo, which was not regarded as a letter at the time.
From its inception, the V-Series lineup grew to incorporate 8 car platforms: CTS, XLR, STS, ATS, CT6, Escalade, CT4 and CT5. Just about every has a special expression of effectiveness and shares a heritage of racing-bred aesthetics and technologically state-of-the-art driving dynamics.
Barrett-Jackson is pleased to be presenting two V-Collection Blackwings at the 2022 Houston Auction: a 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and a 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing.
The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing (Good deal #696.1) available with No Reserve is driven by a Cadillac-exceptional twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 engine, rated with 472 horsepower and backed by an automated transmission. The car has 7,112 actual miles.
Along with the CT4, a 2022 CT5-V Blackwing (Ton #696) will also be made available with No Reserve. It is driven by a 6.2-liter hand-built supercharged V8 motor rated with 668 horsepower, paired with a 10-pace automatic transmission. It has 9,360 true miles.
Both equally automobiles amassed most of their mileage for the duration of the identical 1 Lap of America event in May well 2021. Each and every of these Cadillacs comes with visuals, a commemorative plaque and a tale about the practical experience from the GM motorists who participated in the celebration, which will be displayed during the auction.
Join us in Texas to see these two “Conventional of the Earth” autos cross the block with No Reserve in the course of the 2022 Houston Auction, Oct 20-22 at NRG Centre. Sign-up to bid currently to make a single or the two of these awesome cars yours.